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Polish farmers persist in blocking three checkpoints on border with Ukraine

Polish farmers persist in blocking three checkpoints on border with Ukraine Photo: Polish farmers blocking the checkpoint on the border with Ukraine on April 15 (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Polish farmers continue to block truck traffic at three checkpoints, allowing several trucks to pass through per hour or restricting traffic altogether, according to State Border Guard Service of Ukraine spokesperson Andrii Demchenko.

As of today, the blocking is being carried out in the direction of the Yahodyn, Rava-Ruska, and Uhryniv checkpoints.

According to him, Polish protesters did not allow trucks to pass through Yahodyn and Rava-Ruska in the past day.

"19 trucks passed through Uhryniv. They also let a very small number of trucks leave Poland through Yahodyn per day. Yesterday there were 50 of them. Although this is the largest infrastructure area for crossing the border by trucks," the SBGSU spokesperson says.

At the same time, he notes that as of this morning, more than 600 trucks are queuing in Poland in these three blocked directions, 350 of which are opposite Yahodyn. Cars and buses are crossing the border freely everywhere, and there are no restrictions on traffic on the other side of the border for this category of vehicles.

There are also queues at the previously unblocked Krakivets and Shehyni checkpoints. 1000 and 700 trucks respectively. However, these areas are experiencing heavy traffic both exiting and entering Ukraine following the capacity of each checkpoint.


In February, protests on the Polish-Ukrainian border resumed. The checkpoints are being blocked by farmers. Polish farmers said they would continue protests at the border until the end of April.

In late March, Ukraine, Poland, and the European Union held talks to unblock the border and find common ground to resolve the crisis.